Trent Boult hasn’t appeared in T20Is for New Zealand since February last year as the management decided it would be better to give him well-deserved rest for more important assignments in Tests and the build-up to the ODI World Cup in England. Trent Boult will make his comeback in the shortest format of the sport against England in Napier.
The 30-year-old left-arm pacer, though, doesn’t think he’ll be caught cold with a series on the line given his approach – of being aggressive with the ball – translates seamlessly across formats. “It’s the same mindset that I always take into most formats: trying to be aggressive, trying to take wickets, and trying to do my role for the side,” Boult said on Thursday (November 7). “I’ll try and do that [be aggressive] over the next couple of nights.”
Despite not appearing for New Zealand in T20I cricket, Boult has plenty of experience to show for in the last year and a half having featured for Delhi in the IPL. He bagged 18 wickets in 2018.
“There’s a series on the line here at the moment. And obviously, I’m eager to come in and put my best step forward. It’s a format that I haven’t been involved in much at the international level over a period [of time], but I’m looking forward to coming in and trying to do my thing. It’s 2-1 in the series, and hopefully, we can put a good performance forward. Also, seal off a nice victory in the series.”
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